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Telli’s eye looked better this morning, but she was still winky/squinty. So I rounded her up and put her in the carrier. As soon as we got to the vet, she kept her eyes wide open. Of course. Because we can’t make it easy, can we? I bet that cost her some pain to keep it open, but she was scared and not about to let anyone or anything sneak up on her. Several hours after treatment, she is still keeping the eye partly closed, but it is open more than it was last night. So, back to the story.

The vet tech came in with a big, thick blanket (they learned their lesson from last time) and wrapped TFC in it and kind of held her down with only her head poking out. The vet checked out both eyes. She put some drops in and checked out the eye under a black-light, but she didn’t see anything. The vet did say there was some inflammation, so I wasn’t dreaming that the area under her eye was swollen. It’s hard to tell with all the fur. Telli got antibiotic ointment squirted in both eyes and I took her home. She runs away every time I walk into a room that she’s in.

Apparently this veterinarian clinic has a mascot cat. It’s white and long-haired, with blue eyes that are almost crossed. It’s a funny looking cat – it’s also pretty fat. He came wandering into the exam room while I was waiting for the vet. While I was waiting to pay, he came out front and jumped up onto the counter. There were three big dogs in the waiting area, but this cat was cool under pressure and didn’t even seem to notice that it was outnumbered.

I took TFC home and went out again for a while. When I pulled into the driveway, there was a squirrel on my deck railing … and a fat white cat stalking it. The cat didn’t run when I walked up to it and I noticed it had the same half-crossed blue eyes and pinched looking face. It looked like the same exact cat. Cat cloning? Hmmm? I really need a digital camera or at least a camera phone. Now that I’ve figured out how to post pictures (sort of) I need to take some so that you can all see what I see. Wow. Won’t that be fun?

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